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New DVD on HIV & AIDS Education in the classroom

A teacher explaining about AIDS prevention in the classroom


This film provides concrete examples of pedagogical interactions on issues related to HIV & AIDS education. Many teachers today have access to academic and theoretical resources for HIV & AIDS education. However, even if teachers are generally highly motivated, they still need practical examples on how to speak about sensitive issues such as HIV & AIDS, and how to work with interactive and participative dynamics in the classroom. Ideally, teachers would visit other schools to see practical teaching situations. As this is not possible on a large scale for technical or financial reasons, this documentary provides easy access to concrete examples of lessons on HIV & AIDS education and related issues. Therefore, this film will be a useful support for teachers, teacher trainers, future teachers or any other professionals from the education sector. The film shows concretely how teachers address HIV & AIDS education in the classroom through different lessons in the framework of the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum implemented in Guyana. The DVD is composed of 6 modules showing different classroom dynamics and levels. It also gathers teachers’ impressions and feelings regarding HIV & AIDS education delivery. All sequences also benefit from various comments from head teachers, school directors, local leaders, parents and experts from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education in Guyana and the IBE. The sequences were shot in classrooms in Guyana with learners aged 5 to 13 and in a teachers’ training classroom. The situations are particularly adapted to the Caribbean context but are also useful in other cultural environments.  Page